Feb 3, 2013 6:00am EST
fight, we have to drive. how would we know? bill clinton telling us at the second briefing before he went to camp david, trying and failing is better than not trying at all. i remember how inspired i was by that. that is an appropriate slogan for a college or high school football team. it is not a substitute for the most consequential power on earth. we get ourselves into trouble when we commit two since. one, the sin of on the contents. we think we can do everything. two, the transgression of omniscience. the debate between us has to do with the provision of military assistance and construction of a new fly zone. that is the debate here. let's not moralize this or turn it into a morality play. that is the question. i would argue that history, since you both invoked it, in the last decade, is on my side. you have to tell me why you think -- >> let's pick up on that point. reminder, we are tweaking it all. tweaking this very lively debate at #midebatesyria. are there any other syrian americans or syrian residents of the house? a we the you break it you bought it. do we get stuck polic
Feb 17, 2013 6:30pm EST
. >> now make some noise! [applause] senior adviser from hillary clinton's 2008 campaign. she's on cnn. give it up for maria cardona. [applause] ♪>> gracias. buenos tardes. i'm so happy to be here with all of you at this historic event. this is a way to stand up for climate change. thank you to 350.org, nrdc, and the sierra club, and all of you making this powerful rally possible. [applause] for our children, our future, we must do more for climate change. just a few short years ago, the environmental issues did not really register with latinos as a constant concern. times have changed and that has changed. that has changed, sadly, because we have seen the detrimental effect of toxins in our air and water and what it does to our families and their children. unfortunately, latino communities, families, and all the communities in this country are suffering from this. they may not disproportionately live in communities where their air and water have been poisoned, our children have as much. -- asthmawe live. . we breathe, we play in these places that have been poisoned by these toxins.
Feb 17, 2013 2:00pm EST
in the administration, i worked alongside secretary clinton to promote the national security and economic policies around the globe and reinvigorate american leadership abroad. at the office of management and budget, i worked with democrats and republicans to ask the budget control act. it reduced federal discretion spending to historic levels. as white house chief of staff, i adhere to the principle that we work for the american people. we saw that principle in action. because of my experience, i approach the challenges that lie ahead with a clear understanding of their impacts the and significance. it does give me a profound respect and secretary geithner and others whose acknowledgments i'd knowledge today. when the president came into office, we have the worst economic crisis since the great depression. we need to reignite growth. our economy is in better shape today. over the past four years, the private sector has created more than 6 million jobs. rules are in place. taxpayers are not responsible for big firm fails again. the housing market is recovering and home values are stabilizing. we h